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Monument Number 1042550

Hob Uid: 1042550
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7740043860
Summary : The remains of a prehistoric cairn visible as a turf-covered stony mound measuring 5.4m by 6.2m by 0.6m high. The centre of the cairn has been disturbed and there is an exposure of stone on the south side from an animal scrape. The cairn may have been re-used in World War II in connection with military training; numerous impact craters associated with the Exmoor Firing Range are visible in the immediate vicinity.
More information : Centred at SS 7743 4385 are the remains of a prehistoric cairn. The feature consists of a sub-circular, turf-covered, stony mound measuring 5.4m north-south by 6.2m; it is 0.6m high. The centre of the cairn is disturbed by sharp-sided, spade dug slots 0.2m deep. An animal scrape on the south side has exposed the stony core of the mound.

The feature appears from its composition and form to be a prehistoric cairn; however, re-use in a WW2 context cannot be ruled out due to its proximity to other military features (see SS 74 SE 109). (1)

The cairn described above can be seen on aerial photographs, slightly obscured by vegetation. It lies within the former Exmoor Firing Range, and numerous impact craters can be sen in the immediate vicinity (2).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Wilson-North W R 04-AUG-1994 RCHME Field Investigation.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1501 4019-20 13-MAY-1946
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : World War II
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Military Training Site
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MDE12820
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 140
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1042548
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1042543
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01